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The Elsberry City Water project is well underway and we are approximately 60 days into the contract. The contractor Wehmeyer Farms has had some problems in locating the old water lines and shutoff valves, which has created some problems. The old water lines have been in place for many years and no documentation on where some of them are located or the direction they are coming from or going to. The other problem encountered is dust control largely due to the dry weather. We have major dust on the streets where the digging is going on and also where it has been completed. The contractor should have a water truck in the City this week and start getting the streets washed down and cleaned up. Please bear with us on the water line project and the unknown problems that are being encountered. We will also try and give warning when the Contractor has to shut off water due to a break in an unknown water main. Please sign up and register on NIXLE, info below. The old water tower has been down and the new foundation is poured and curing. Materials for the new tower should be delivered sometime this week.
We are enforcing the City ordinances, working on getting the high grass and weeds mowed and also animal control. With the vacant houses it is sometimes hard to find and locate the owner and houses that have been foreclosed on, we then have to find the lending institution holding the lean on the property to enforce the code. Our chief of police has been doing a great job on enforcing these codes, which seems to be an endless battle.
To those owning dogs and cats, the City of Elsberry does have an ordinance 73.010 “Running at large” which shall mean being off the premises occupied by or under the charge or control of the owner and not on a sturdy and non-extendable leash no greater than six-feet in length that is held by a competent person.
Leash and muzzle law: No vicious animal shall be outside its kennel or outside its indoor confinement unless such animal is secured by a sturdy and non-extendable leash no greater than six-feet in length held by a competent person, and no such animal shall be tied to inanimate objects such as trees, posts, anchors, or buildings. Further, in addition to the above-mentioned leashing requirement, any animal outside its kennel or indoor confinement must be muzzled by a restraining device made of metal, plastic, leather, cloth, or a combination of these materials, such that when fitted and fastened over the snout, mouth, and/or head of such animal it prevents him from biting but allows the animal room to breath, pant, and see, so that its vision and/or respiration is not interfered with. These ordinances will be enforced.
In closing if you would like notice when water is shutoff or if a boil order or other pertinent information is placed we will be sending out information on NIXLE via cell phone text message, email and the web by registering at http://nixle.com you can receive these alerts.